08/22/2011, 01:12 AM
Companies with pockets like HP have the luxury of not needing to make a fast profit. If you have a new product (and let's be honest here, the golden goose is WebOS, not the hardware) that is going into an established market, you have to start off taking hits to make gains. It's about winning the war, not the battle.
Originally Posted by chickenbutt
Once you have built a loyal user base, they will not want to transfer all of their info to another platform if they can help it. Let's be honest about another point, the average consumer HATES change. Once you have them, as long as you give them good products for each leap in tech, they will stay. At this pricing, they are now picking up the average consumer, not just the techies. I personally know 8 families that tried all weekend to find a touchpad for their students because they can afford this pricing. There are more people wanting them than available units - that's all a company should need for motivation.l